Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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I never imagined I'd be amazed by a railway station. However, Antwerp's Centraal Station actually does that. This was my first point of contact with the city, when I arrived by train from Bruges. My train terminated in Antwerp, and we used on...

There are plenty of festivals and other events in Berlin, especially during the summer, when the weather is relatively good. One of them is the Berlin Beer Festival, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the longest beer garden in...

Antwerp is a major political city, at least back in the days. There were powerful families that were seated there, including the Rockox family. This family produced several politicians who ruled the city, as its members belonged to the wealthy upper...

The other day, I saw a scene in public here in Berlin which made me think. I was in the S-Bahn (commuter train) on a weekend traveling from one end of the city to the other. I was sitting in one of those 4-seater cubicles, and the remaining three sea...

If you're only seeing one thing in Antwerp, then I suggest choosing the Plantin-Moretus Museum. This is an amazing museum, amazing enough to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. I learned a lot in this museum, which focuses on the li...

This is such a tragic book. And I was so torn while reading it, mostly for conflicting ideas revolving around the pros and cons of issues such as science and technology, as well as cultural relativism. If these are topics that interest you, then Red...

After Bruges, I took the train to go to Antwerp. This was the first time for me to visit this city, as after all, I have been trying to go to new areas of countries I have previously visited. So after 2 nights in Bruges, it was time to move and head...